Research Networks & Collaborations

Research Networks and Collaborations

The Visual Inference Lab is member of the following research networks at and beyond TU Darmstadt:

  • Artificial Intelligence at TU Darmstadt (AI•DA) is an initiative of several reserach groups at the TU Darmstadt to coordinate and advance core AI research. According to John McCarthy, one of the founders of the field, AI is “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable.” So, how can computers reason, learn and act? How can computers learn with less help from us and data? How can computers understand images and natural text? How can robots learn to act? What are the computational principle underyling human cognition? And what can machines learn from this? Can AI be made understandable by us? How can intelligent machines and robots cooperate and interact with us in the loop? These are just few examples of the scientific questions AI•DA is addressing in the unique environment provide by the TU Darmstadt, its Computer Science Department and its Centre for Cognitive Science.


  • The Centre for Cognitive Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt unites faculty members across multiple disciplines, who joined forces in the scientific study of adaptive, intelligent behavior in humans and machines.

    At the Centre of Cognitive Science we work towards a computational-representational understanding of human perception, cognition, and action through a tight integration of artificial intelligence and cognitive science. TU Darmstadt is one of the preeminent research universities in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and robotics in Germany and Europe. We develop computational and algorithmic solutions to challenging AI- and ML-problems and we also employ insight from AI and ML to psychology, movement science, and neuroscience. Furthermore, we believe that cognitive science can help to drastically improve our future interaction with and explainability of artificial intelligence.

    The Core Members form our specific scientific approach and turn the Centre for Cognitive Science into a highly attractive research environment for computational cognitive science and for developing cognitive systems.


  • The internet of the future and digital technologies will facilitate novel ways communicating, collaborating and optimising processes. Intelligent networks provide fast and reliable communication channels. Meshed up with traditional infrastructure (energy, traffic, etc.), new kinds of services, production processes and work processes are evolving based on digitisation.

    Scientists at TU Darmstadt embrace these developments and develop them in the profile area “Internet and Digitisation”. Here you can find a list of these experts, showing their departments and areas of expertise.


  • Intel Network on Intelligent Systems (NIS)

    The Intel Network on Intelligent Systems is a large-scale strategic investment of Intel Corporation, supporting academic research at a number of leading European labs in the area of Intelligent Systems.